We are not the best church in Bendigo

One of the leaders in our church urged me to turn what happened a couple of weeks ago into an article, and so here we go. On a recent Sunday at our church’s gathered worship service, I noticed a new …

The situation made me do it

Have you ever made excuses for your behaviour? Shifted the blame onto something outside of yourself, therefore excusing your responsibility for your sinful action or inaction? For example, you didn’t get time to eat lunch and arrive home snapping orders …

Our prayer for Mother’s Day

This coming Sunday we’ll see from the Scriptures what Mother’s Day means for making disciples of Jesus Christ. Since we all have different life chapters of this shared story of Mother’s Day, we also pray the following prayer on behalf …

Hearing from God

When was the last time you heard from God? What were the words from scripture that He spoke personally to you? Not just ideas on a page, written down far away in ancient history, but truth breathed out by the …

Lest we forget…God

Tomorrow around our nation, and across the ditch, Aussies and Kiwis will say these words at dawn and throughout the day in low tones of respect: “Lest we forget” Personally, my farming family was caught up in World War I …

Are you part of the cure?

Are you part of the cure? That’s the question we’ll ask as we open Romans 5:12-21 this Sunday and see the difference Jesus makes to our life that is plagued by sin and death. We’ll welcome Philip Gai from Compassion …

After Saturday night…

On Saturday night a Blokes with Bibles event was hosted around a bonfire where we talked about the problem of pornography. The night, the turnout, the conversations, the care, the way in which men faced the problem with the gospel exceeded …